Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax, is fortunate among media types. He doesn’t just have “access” to President Donald J. Trump, he counts him as a close friend. In fact, they’ve been friends for years.
So when he says the president told him personally that he would be vindicated in the burgeoning “Obamagate” scandal, in which he claims his predecessor was involved in spying on his Trump Towers office in the heat of a presidential campaign, that is newsworthy.
In a Sunday post at Newsmax Ruddy wrote:
When I woke up Sunday, I thought the morning news shows would all be talking about the unusual, perhaps dangerous, decision of the Obama administration to wiretap the offices of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
I spoke with the President twice yesterday about the wiretap story. I haven’t seen him this p!$$ed off in a long time. When I mentioned Obama “denials” about the wiretaps, he shot back: “This will be investigated, it will all come out. I will be proven right.”
That Trump was especially angered by these revelations puts into context his ranting at inner circle staffers Steve Bannon and Reince Preibus, which was caught over the weekend by a spy camera set up by CNN, a fake news network that seems to be doing all it can to be forever banned from the White House Press Corps (at least during the Trump era).
The heated discussions with Bannon and Preibus – with daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, also in the Oval Office – came hours before Trump tweeted out his accusations against Obama from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, CNN reported:
Trump was also angry that Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any investigation into the fake news story that Team Trump colluded with the Russians to “hack” the election and steal it from Hillary Clinton, and took his senior staff to task for allegedly mismanaging that. Trump, CNN reported, believed that Sessions’ recusal was very quick and wholly unnecessary, an opinion shared by others including the legal watchdog organization Judicial Watch.
But the entire ordeal surrounding what surely seems like unsavory spying on the presidential candidacy of a political rival by the Obama administration may about to be blown wide open. (RELATED: Obama admin continue to spy on Trump, Sessions after no evidence was found of wrongdoing)
In a series of tweets, Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent with over 20 years’ experience, including working close to President Obama, has accused his regime of being “dirty” all along.
“The Obama administration has been dirty from the start. Does it make more sense now why I left?” he said in one tweet.